Dr Lynne Walker

Contact details

Dr Lynne Walker
PhD (London)
Position/Fellowship type:
Senior Fellow
Institute of Historical Research
The Institute of Historical Research (IHR), Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
020 7272 0370
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Research Summary and Profile

Research interests:
Cultural memory, Gender studies, History, History of art, Modern History
United Kingdom
Summary of research interests and expertise:

gender, space and architecture in Britain (16th century to the present)

Project summary relevant to Fellowship:

research and writing a history of gender, space and architecture in Britain from the 16th cenutry to the present day

Publication Details

Related publications/articles:

Date Details
14-Apr-2021 '10 Books by Lynne Walker'


Selected bibliography (2021), in Israde, Tania Garduno, ed., 10 Books By, CIVA/KANAL, Centre Pompidou, Brussels

10-Mar-2021 Society of Architectural Historians (Great Britain) 'Annual Lecture: Conversazione'


revised print version with illustrations of SAHGB webinar, 14 December 2020

02-Nov-2020 'Locating Victorian Women in Architecture'


Walker, Lynne (2020) in The Victorian, no.65

02-Nov-2020 'Learning from the Thesis'


Walker, Lynne with Thorne-Clarke, Aymee (2020) in The Architectural Historian

11-Jul-2019 'Winifred Ryle', Elisabeth Benjamin', 'Jessica Albery', Norah Aiton and Betty Scott'


Walker. Lynne, in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

06-Oct-2017 AA Women in Architecture : 1917-2017

Edited Book

Darling, Elizabeth and Lynne Walker, Architectural Association, London

06-Oct-2017 An Irresistible Movement


Walker, Lynne, in Darling, E. and Walker, L. (2017), AA Women in Architecture 1917-2017, pp.10-25.

06-Oct-2017 Introduction

Edited Book

Darling, Elizabeth and Walker, Lynne in Darling, E. and Walker, L. (2017) AA Women in Architecture 1917-2017, pp.6-9.

07-Sep-2017 Elisabeth Benjamin: East Wall (1936)


Walker, Lynne in Twentieth Century Society (2017), 100 Houses: 100 Years.

01-May-2017 Susan Francis (1952-2017)


 on the Architectural Association website

01-Jul-2016 An Architect Speaks: The Writings and Buildings of Edward Schroder Prior, David Valinsky and Edward Prior: Arts and Crafts Architect, Martin Godfrey Cook


Walker, Lynne in The Victorian, 52, pp.28-29.


Women and Church Art


Consultancy reports:

Date Details
Secretary, EGA for Women

Consultant to the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Gallery, London.

Research Projects & Supervisions

Research projects:

A History of British Women and Architecture from the 16th century to the present day

AA XX 100

book, exhibition and conference (2013-2017), Architectural Association, London

Gender, Methodology and Architectural History

Recording and Reflecting on AAXX100: AA Women in Architecture 1917-2017

With Darling, Elizabeth, assessing and circulating the output of the project through publication in an edited collection.

Available for doctoral supervision: Yes

Relevant Events

Related events:

Date Details
16-Feb-2021 PhD examiner

PhD thesis, Galvin, Amy (2021), 'From Suffragette to Citizen: Female Experience of Parliamentary Spaces in the Long-Nineteenth Century', History Department, Warwick University.

14-Dec-2020 Society of Architectural Historians (Great Britain) 'Annual Lecture: Conversazione'

Walker, Lynne with Darling, Elizabeth (2020), webinar.





12-Feb-2019 Honorary Fellowship Royal Institute of British Architects

A lifetime honour which allows the recipient to use the suffix HonFRIBA

06-Jul-2018 Well-placed Women of Bedford Square

A public history walk, Bedford Square Festival, Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art.

18-Jan-2018 'Recording and Reflecting on AA XX 100: Women in Architecture 1917-2017'

paper given at Women Architects and Politics in the Long 20th Century, Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt-am-Main;

06-Jul-2017 Well-Placed Women: Gender, Home and Urban Space in Bloomsbury 1872-1927

IHR Fellows' Annual Lecture (2017)

18-Nov-2016 Canons—Role Models—Spaces—Places: Women and Architectural Histories

2016, International conference of the Architecture Humanities Research Association, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm

28-Oct-2015 E.S. Prior, An Arts & Crafts Architect

2015, public lecture, Victorian Society.

25-Sep-2015 City Spaces, Women's Networks and Public Identities in London 1918-1940

Walker, Lynne, keynote address at international conference, MOMOW Women designers, craftswomen, architects and engineers, University of Leiden, The Netherlands, 23-5 September 2015

AA Women in Context 1917-2017

2-4 November 2017, co-convenor, international conference in partnership with the Architectural Association and the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art.

Lecture series

2015 and 2016, lectures by women architects, critics and historians, held at the Architectural Association, London.

PhD examiner

2009-2016, PhD internal/external examiner, Birkbeck, Limerick, UCL, RHUL.

AA XX 100: Women in Architecture 1917-2017

6 October-9 December 2017, exhibition with Elizabeth Darling, Architectural Association, London.

Editorial Advisory Board

The Bloomsbury Global Encyclopedia of Women in Architecture,1960-2015 (2018-2021)

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